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Shire of Towong

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Shire of Towong
Location in Victoria
Population6,054 (2018)[1]
 • Density0.90697/km2 (2.3490/sq mi)
Gazetted18 November 1994[2]
Area6,675 km2 (2,577.2 sq mi)[1]
MayorCr David Wortmann
Council seatTallangatta
State electorate(s)Benambra
Federal Division(s)Indi
WebsiteShire of Towong
LGAs around Shire of Towong:
Wodonga Greater Hume (NSW) Snowy Valleys (NSW)
Indigo Shire of Towong Snowy Valleys (NSW)
Alpine East Gippsland Snowy Valleys (NSW)

The Shire of Towong is a local government area in the Hume region of Victoria, Australia, located in the north-east part of the state. It covers an area of 6,675 square kilometres (2,577 sq mi) and in June 2018 had a population of 6,054.[1]

It includes the towns of Corryong, Tallangatta, Cudgewa, Bethanga, Bellbridge, Walwa, Tintaldra and Towong. It was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the Shire of Tallangatta and Shire of Upper Murray.[2]

The Shire is governed and administered by the Towong Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Tallangatta, it also has a service centre located in Corryong. The Shire is named after an earlier shire, the Shire of Towong (1874–1920), which occupied the same region as the current LGA.


Current composition

The council is composed of five councillors elected to represent an unsubdivided municipality.[3]

Ward Councillor Notes
Unsubdivided   David Wortmann Mayor
  Aaron Scales
  Jennifer Star
  Peter Tolsher
  Andrew Whitehead

Administration and governance

The council meets in the council chambers at the council headquarters in the Tallangatta Municipal Offices, which is also the location of the council's administrative activities. It also provides customer services at both its administrative centre in Tallangatta, and its service centre in Corryong.

Main towns in shire

In June 2018 the shire had a population of 6,054.[1]

Town Population
Bellbridge 370
Berringama 37
Bethanga 589
Biggara 49
Bullioh 75
Colac Colac 51
Corryong 1,348
Cudgewa 261
Dartmouth 104
Eskdale 242
Granya 99
Huon 219
Mitta Mitta 171
Nariel Valley 90
Old Tallangatta 35
Tallangatta 1,082
Tintaldra 60
Towong 132
Walwa 177

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18: Population Estimates by Local Government Area (ASGS 2018), 2017 to 2018". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019. Estimated resident population, 30 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). "S87 of 1994: Order estg (Part 2) the Shire of Towong". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 18 November 1994). p. 3. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  3. ^ Local Government in Victoria. "Towong Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 12 January 2017.

Coordinates: 36°19′00″S 147°29′00″E / 36.31667°S 147.48333°E / -36.31667; 147.48333

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